Frequently asked questions
Our trays have a starting weight of 100kg. From there, you can add on any of our tray accessories (trundle drawers, under tray toolboxes etc). The weights for each item are listed on the quote.
A GVM upgrade is always a good option if you are planning to do big trips with a big load. At a minimum, we recommend a spring upgrade of 300kg. There are several local suppliers in the Newcastle area we can put you in contact with.
We have a range of heavy-duty aluminium trays developed for all major vehicle brands. Our trays are stylish, functional and well equipped for handling the harsh Australian environment. Our dimensions are set to accommodate our range of canopies. Please contact us if you have a larger American vehicle for exact sizing.
All standard dual cab, space cab and single cab vehicles excluding the Toyota Landcruiser 79, 200 Series and American vehicles are 850mm from tray height. This usually sits the headboard at 130mm above roof height. Toyota Landcruisers and other makes are 960mm from the tray floor.
We offer a 50mm x 50mm x 5mm mandrel bent square tube headboard. We do not offer modifications to this as it has been tried and tested as the most suitable for our tray designs and production capabilities.
Please refer to the trays page on our website for all tray dimensions.
Yes! We offer two options
- 30L Poly headboard water tank:
MITS Alloy unique roto-moulded design.
BPA Free – drinking water compliant.
Stainless fitting kit (can be fitted to either side)
Under tray water tank
Roto moulded polyethylene design
3/4″ brass fittings
Pump included and wired up (please specify location)
Approximate usable storage = 60L
With fitted tap and fill kit for water
810mm long x 615mm wide x 200mm high
(Will only fit with a 900mm or smaller trundle drawer)
Yes! Unfortunately, we do not have storage space for removed tubs or trays. Therefore, they must be removed from the premises immediately.
(While care is taken to remove these, we do not take responsibility if there is damage during the process)
We have fuel filler brackets for original positioning for all vehicles and fuel filler relocation kits for the Toyota Landcruiser 79 Series.
Yes! We offer powder coating on our tray and canopy packages through our in-house facility. We use Oxytech for our powder and their range can be found over at their website here.
If you require a colour that is a little unique, we can also organize 2 pac paint for you through a local body shop here in Newcastle.
No. We offer an aluminium tray that is a steel equivalent in strength and durability with half the weight.
No, none of our trays have lips. We have found added strength in our design without the lips and this keeps the tray surface flush for easy mounting of canopies and loading of larger loads and pallets.
Yes, we offer a matching ladder rack that follows the headboard profile. It is completely removable when not in use as we bolt them to the tray.
Strong is the only way we build our canopies here at MITS Alloy. With a full internal frame, it can be lifted off your tray with all your gear still inside and a roof that will take the weight of any tent on the market.
Please call us to discuss your plans for the roof of the canopy as we can make recommendations based on your requirements.
We have spent years in RnD, testing and listening to customer feedback to perfect our range of heavy-duty canopies. While we believe our canopies look best on our range of trays as they complement each other, we offer a wide range of standard sizes and designs to also suit all primary vehicle makes and models.
If one of our standard designed canopies does not suit your needs, we can alter the external dimensions within our tooling specifications. Please be aware that this will incur an additional fee.
Unfortunately, we have had to move away from custom layouts as we have evolved. We now offer a comprehensive range of internal options to suit most people’s needs from everyday work to doing the big lap around Oz. Chat with the sales team today to see which layout will work best for you!
Yes. There are three 12V packages we offer – more info here.
Give us a call to discuss which one is right for you.
Yes, we can option in a seperated dog box with a ventilated door and a 800 x 800 footprint in any of our standard canopies from 1600mm and up.
YES and YES.
We bolt our canopies to our trays. We do this for peace of mind. The bolts can be removed easily.
(Please note we don’t offer a clamping system and will not give warranty on canopies that have been fitted with one.)
We no longer offer this as an option. Feel free to fit one of the good quality poly tanks once you have taken delivery.
No, but we can provide universal awning mounting brackets with any of our roof racks that can be used to mount your awning after you take delivery of your new canopy.
We can relocate the factory cameras fitted to most utes as part of our tray fitment package.